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Gatecrashers College Admission Series, Louisa Performing Arts Center, 21 Broadmoor Ave. Free. Dan Walls from Emory University will speak on current admission trends and more. Thurs., April 6, 7 p.m. Call 475-9747 for more.

"Syria: Challenges and Crises," CC Slocum Commons, 130 E. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Imad Moustapha, the Syrian ambassador to the U.S., will discuss issues relating to Syria's position on Iraqi and Lebanese affairs. Fri., April 7, 2 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more information.

"Pikes Peak's Artistic Legacy," Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Free. Art historian Stan Cuba will discuss the importance of western landscape painting and more. Sat., April 8, 2 p.m. Call 385-5990 for more.

"The National Parks of the Canadian Rockies," Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Drive. $5. Kent Taylor presents a Canadian Rockies travelogue on Sun., April 9, 2:15-3:45 p.m. Call 572-5739 for more.

"Eggcellence of Eggs," Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $5. Learn all about eggs, including proper storage, safety and handling. Thurs., April 11, 6-8 p.m. Call 636-8920 for more.

"Wolf Howling, Habitat and Hierarchy," Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road. $8. Join Shunka, the ambassador wolf for The Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center, and learn wolf history and facts. Tues., April 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.

"Are the Foods You Eat Making You Sick?" Mullenax Chiropractic, 6190 Lehman Drive. Free. Vitamin Cottage presents a discussion on food allergies and more. Tues., April 11, 7 p.m. Call 594-4944 for more.

"Alternatives to Bluegrass (the Lawn, not the Music!)," Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave. Free. Becky Elder will present on Tues., April 11, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 685-5206 for more.

"Pandemic? The Lessons from SARS," Rocky Mountain Ballroom, Broadmoor West, 1 Lake Circle. $20-$27. Andrew Thomas Price-Smith, professor of Environmental Science, will lecture Tues., April 11 at noon. Reserve a spot by April 6 at 579-8443.

Pikes Peak Justice Advisory Council Summit, Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave. Learn how juvenile cases are handled in the 4th Judicial District and more. Wed., April 12, 8 a.m. Call Theresa at 520-6510 by April 7 to attend.

"Maximizing Your Website's Success," Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25-$35. The Pikes' Peak Advertising Federation will host Bob Shin to speak on web resources and more. Wed., April 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register by April 5 with Kevin at 487-8512.

2006 State of the Rockies Presentation, Armstrong Theater, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Clay Jenkinson, the voice behind radio's Thomas Jefferson Hour, will appear in character as John Wesley Powell and offer contemporary criticism on the challenges facing the Rocky Mountain Region today. Thurs., April 13, 5 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

"The History of the Colorado Springs Fire Department," Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Free. Ray Turner, a 29-year Fire Department veteran, will lecture on Fri., April 14, 11 a.m. Call 636-1225 for more.

The Bronte Sisters, UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. As part of the Curiosity Unlimited Lecture Series, Susan Taylor will discuss the contribution of these sisters to literature. Fri., April 14, 9:30 a.m. Call 598-3020 for more.

"Integration of Stone and Metal," Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Nationally known artist, Michael Boyd, will present on Mon., April 17, 9:45 p.m. Call 719/295-7200 for more.

"Electroboy" Andy Behrman, CC Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $5 suggested donation, $10 per family. Learn about Behrman's battle with bipolar disorder and his experience with electroconvulsive therapy. Sat., April 22, 1-5 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

A Conversation with David Faber, CC Slocum Commons, 130 E. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Hear the story of a holocaust survivor on Sat., April 29, 1:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

Building Healthy Families in the Community, Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel, 4285 N. Academy Blvd. $45-$175. Attend a five-week course on attachment and bonding from a broad perspective. Fridays from April 7 through May 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 632-3204 for more.

Stand-up comedy workshop, Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., $5 per workshop. An intensive stand-up workshop taught by award winning comic Gary Wilson. Sundays through June 15, 6-7 p.m. Call 632-7509 for more.

Sunrise Church events, 2655 Briargate Blvd., 598-7013. "Fresh Start" divorce recovery workshop through April 27 on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m.

"Healthy Children, Healthy Planet," Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo Ave. Discuss the powerful fusion of pop culture and peer influence on today's children. Thursdays from 7-8:15 p.m. through April 13. Call 632-6189 for more.

Glen Eyrie Castle and Conference Center events, Glen Eyrie Conference Center, 3820 N. 30th St. $88-$158. "King Me: A Conference for Fathers of Boys" on April 7-8. "The Power of a Positive Woman" on April 28-30. Conference fees include all meals and materials. Reservations required. Call 800/944-4536 for more.

The Wedding Crash Course, 1524 N. Nevada Ave., Free. Topics for wedding preparation include photography, flowers, invitations and more. April 11 and May 3, 6-7 p.m. Call 471-9086 to make reservations or visit moonriverweddings.com for more.

Free Laughter Session, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Be silly and laugh with others. Meets Tues., April 25, 12:30 to 1 p.m. Call Cheryl at 634-8932 for more.

PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, call 633-4991 to register. Featuring classes on computers, the weather, health, Shakespeare, spiritual growth, movies, fossils, and more.

"Classic Literature Equals Great Movies," Kraemer Family Library, third floor, UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. This lecture series examines Jane Austen's works as relative to the big screen. April 9, 23 and 30, 2 p.m. Call Tom at 262-3439 for more.

Songwriting Workshop, La Veda School of Arts, La Veta. $180. Chicago blues artist Ken Saydak teaches the skills. Sat., April 22 and Sun., April 23. Call 719/742-5193 for more.

"Advances in the Fight Against Cancer," CC Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Dr. Ajit Singh, global president of Siemens Corporation Oncology Group, presents a lecture on Wed., April 26, 7 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

"The Effects of El Nino and La Nina on SE Colorado Weather," Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. Free. Bill Fortune from the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration discusses this topic on Thurs., April 27, 7 p.m. Call 719/485-4444 for more.

"The Organic Baby," Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. $20. The Catamount Institute is hosting Full Spectrum Nutrition founders for a workshop on healthy children on Sat., April 29, 1-4 p.m. Call 471-0190 for more or visit catamountinstitute.org for more.

"Defending the Homeland: The Roles of NORAD and Northern Command," Rocky Mountain Ballroom, Broadmoor West, 1 Lake Circle. $20-$27. Admiral Timothy Keating will lecture on Fri., May 5 at noon. Reserve a spot at 579-8443.

Hispanic Culture in Colorado, Edelweiss Restaurant, 34 E. Ramona Ave. As part of the Curiosity Unlimited Lecture Series, Fernando Feliu-Mogal will address this topic over lunch. Fri., May 12. Call 262-300 for more.

"Has Pike Peaked," Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 217 S. Tejon St. Free. Dr. Michael Olsen will present on Zebulon Pike's role in American culture. Sat., May 20, 2 p.m. Call 385-5990 for more.

Zebulon Montgomery Pike Bicentennial Symposium, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. A full day of lectures on various topics happens on Sat., June 3, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Call 531-6333, ext. 2253 for more.

2006 Colorado Xeriscape Garden Tours, to be held July 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit coloradogardenclubs.org for location and ticket information.

SCORE Starting A Small Business for Military Personnel, a four-hour workshop to answer basic questions for military personnel considering leaving the service and starting a small business. Classes on May 3, 9, 23, Aug. 2, 8, 29, Nov. 1, 7, 14. Call 636-3074 for more.

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